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september 6th. here's what you need to know today. congress returns to washington d-c today from a 7-week recess. two major issues -- paying to keep the government open past this mon linn county supervisors are taking their second of three votes to raise the minimum wage today. a dubuque county woman is fighting for right to die legislation in iowa. she has terminal cancer -- and has already beaten the odds of survival. repair work has closed the bridge over the iowa river on highway 965 today. it's expected to reopen in november. students at cornell college are discussing places in the world in need of healing during a new weekly event. they plan to do it every tuesday before classes. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now,
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morning news. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on another breezy and warm day. northwest door later today and into the night. heavy rain is possible out of any storm given the amount of heat present. a few storms northwest of waterloo will carry the risk of a few strong wind gusts as well. overall, the weather pattern will be very active for the next 36 hours with heavy rain the main risk going into wednesday. rainfall totals over 2" still appears possible over the northern half of the
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coming in here on friday. this front will also bring a rain chance with it. this weekend will be great, and the iowa/iowa state game will have ideal weather conditions saturday night with a kickoff temperature in the upper 60s. today: a chance of storms in the afternoon. the highest chance is in the northwest. warm and muggy. wind: sw 10-20. high: 89 tonight: storms become likely. heavy rain possible. wind: sw 5-15. low: 70 tomorrow: storms likely. heavy rain is possible, especialllen the afternoon rough evening. high: 84 m. night: storms likely. heavy in is possible. low: 65congress now have less than a month to fund the federal government and prevent a shutdown. face include how to fund the battle against the zika virus. they will also tackle the problem of funding the government past the end of september deadline. fresh off a labor day full with campaign events, another busy day awaits for both hillary clinton and donald trump. as a-b-c's maggie rulli reports, today the democrat and republican nominees are once again trying to gain ground in key battle ground states. it's a campaign blitz today focusing in on must win states. hillary clinton will rally the troops in florida, while trump - is in
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candidates faced off in the hotly contested battle ground state of ohio... where it was a crowded scene on the tarmac in cleveland -- clinton and trump's planes... parked right there next to each other. and both - for the first time - now traveling with press. sot clinton: hey, guys. press: hi! aboard what's been nicknamed hill force one - clinton took questions from the press for the first time since july3 including ones on foreign diplomacy, her health, and the ongoing drama surrounding her time as secretary of state. sot clinton: the state department has said there is absolutely no evidence of and kind of external influence nats for fair: build that wall meanwhile.... trump - was shaking hands at this ohio county fairtrump sot/fair: we're going to bring job back to ohio! and answering questions on his immigration policy? trump: i'm not ruling out anything. q: including a pathway to legal status. trump: no. to become a citizen you're going to have to
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get in a fewjabs... after clint ercome by a coughing fitd speec ugh cough. every time i think of trump, i get allergic trump' manager - mocked her on twitter: st be allergic to the media, finally spent a minute with em. o/c close and a reminder st how tight this ra ...clintona fox news poll taken in late guse key battle ground states - do die moments forboth campaigns.n the president of the philippines now says he while cursing came across as a personal attack on president obama. president rodrigo duterte made the remarks yesterday before flying to laos, where he and obama will attend a regional summit. the two were supposed to have a separate meeting this week. obama previously said during that meeting, he would confront the duterte about his country's
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hundreds have died in government executions without judicial proceedings. here now are some of duterte's comments and president obama's response. " rodrigo duterte, philippines president "i am a president of a sovereign state, and we have long ceased to be a colony. i do not have any master expect from the filipino people. nobody, but nobody... " " "i always want to make sure that if i'm having a meeting that it's actually productive and we're getting something done. we recognize the significant burden that the drug trade plays not just in the philippines b presidents is now postponed. a longtime conservative who fought against the equal rights movement and liberalism has now died. phyllis schlafly led the pro-family advocacy group "eagle forum." her focus
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political arena and threw her support behind donald trump. schlafly was 92 years old. in a kcrg t-v nine update... the wife of a man accused of human trafficking faces the same charges herself. prosecutors charged sade campbell, who is 24 years old, last week. she's also known as sade vanarsdale. the waterloo cedar falls courier reports she's the wife of lawrence campbell jr, who is 35 from waterloo. investigators say he met two 16 year old girls from chicago online, bought them bs ... then brought them to waterloo and forced them into prostitution. the courier also reports sade would drive the teenagers to stores where they were forced to shoplift items. the teenage girls are now back home with their families. one of the teens had a baby, which was left at a waterloo fire station through the ordeal. people in des moines gathered for a vigil with one message - shootings in their city need to stop. " : she was there for me even when i couldn't be there for my
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people remembered barbara ann, better known as ann, last night. someone shot the grandmother in the head while she sat inside her car in a store parking lot on friday. she was not the intended target, but hit by a stray bullet. now family and friends hope ann's story will help inspire change in the city. " monique : it's really messed up. she had nothing. she did ... there was nothing for her to die over. over some beef. over some mad . people are saying free this person. free this person. they don't need to be free. they're out shooting here. " police say they're having a hard time getting witnesses to tell them what they saw in friday's shooting. that's also the case in this shooting. police in clive are trying to figure out what started a fight that led to two deaths. 29 year old johnny jackson and 44 year old kevin hall died after they were shot around 2 yesterday morning outside the 7 flags event center. both were from des moines. two other people went to the hospital and are expected to survive. police say there were up to 60 people in the parking
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least two people fired a weapon. one witness says he heard about a dozen shots. " it would start, it would stop, it would start and so just collectively there was at least fifteen shots plus" the 7 flags event center had been hosting an all-black party, which asked people to wear all black. today cornell college will hold an event called "meet me at the peace pole." they plan to do it every tuesday before classes begin at 9. it will give students a chance to discuss places in the world that need healing. on campus due to block scheduling. students take one class at a time for 18 days. one cornell student says she doesn't mind coming back on a holiday. "it's just kind of cornell. we do it every year. last year all of my siblings were out of school and i was here going to class and i get like snapchats of them having a fun time, but i'm like here and it's exciting. i'm glad to be back in class" meis says the block scheduling has helped her really focus on what she wants to study. today when wartburg college
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award its wartburg medal. it goes to people who have provided significant service to the school. stephen and elaine main will be recognized. he taught at the school for 34 years, while she worked at the office of public information. and don't forget this winter you can help keep kids warm with our coats for kids campaign. we're collecting new or gently used coats all this month. then we'll pass them out to kids. go to kcrg dot com for a full list of donation sites. you can also donate money online. in teams spent labor day managing the wind... while trying to help others. people hit the field for the 4th annual wiffle ball tournament through the weekend. 13 teams from the area paid a fee to play this year. event organizers aimed to raise more than $4,000 dollars. that money will go to local churches to help families buy food and school supplies. "it's great not only to be able to help people in our community but to be able to create an experience. you know we have a lot of families out here that get to spend the day playing
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for those who have not seen the wiffle ball field in springville, it's used for quite a few charity gatherings since it opened last year. this fall the city of marion wants to get more people healthy. they're offering a series of fitness classes outside at lowe park on 10th street. all through september, people can try out different fitness classes for free. classes will include dance cardio, pilates, interval training and aerobics. each class starts at 6 p- m. some nurses in the twin frustrations to the sidewalks for a second time in just a few months. after 22 hours of negotiations with no compromise, the nurses are in open-ended strike.
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northwest door later today and into the night. heavy rain is possible out of any storm given the amount of heat present. a few storms northwest of waterloo will carry the risk of a few strong wind gusts as well. overall, the weather pattern will be very active for the next 36 hours with heavy rain the main risk going into wednesday. rainfall totals over 2" still appears possible over the northern half of the region. by thursday morning, the rain is gone
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in here on friday. this front will also bring a rain chance with it. this weekend will be great, and the iowa/iowa state game will have ideal weather conditions saturday night with a kickoff today: a chance of storms in the afternoon. the highest chance is in the northwest. warm and muggy. wind: sw 10-20. high: 89 tonight: storms become likely. heavy rain possible. wind: sw 5-15. low: 70 tomorrow: storms
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especially late in the afternoon through evening. high: 84 tom. night: storms likely. heavy rain is possible. low: 65 thanks kaj. here's a first look at good
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trt oc in this morning's "gma first look" -- a scary dig mow sis for former u.s. soccer star lauren holiday. the explosive force behind unforgettable goal i like the this. >> intended for morgan. holiday, goal! >> she's sbn stalwart on the the field. >> reporter: now off the field, the 28-year-old mom to be faces her biggest battle yet. she's 8 months pregnant with her first child and has been diagnosed with a brain timer. the time sir benign, operable, and not a threat to holiday's unborn daughter. but surgery will have to wait until after the baby's born. zblefrg she's been through as an
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cities metro are on strike today. as ellen galles reports, union leaders say nurses will stay off the job for as long as it takes. outside abbott northwestern hospital monday morning there is horn-honking...bagpi pes... and plenty of tough talk. by noon, 1553 nurses were walking the picket line after 22 hours of weekend negotiations collapsed. "they clearly want to break the backs of the nurses union. they want to take away the voices of these nurses." inside...an allina spokesperson says it's business as usual. they've nurses...half of whom were here bach in june as well. he also said hundreds of union nurses have chosen not to strike...they expect that number to grow. "as of this afternoon 375 nurses have chosen to work than strike...that's more than june, and we expect a growing number to reject this unecessary strike and have chosen to care for
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worried." nurses out here on the picket line forgo a regular paycheck... but they can apply for strike pay based on case-by-case needs.aleisha drahota was pounding the pavement with her 2-year-old monday...she has another one on the way. her case is just one reminder that there are many of reasons...on both sides... to hope for a quick resolution. "that's a long time to go, not knowing if you'll get your paycheck. it can be scary...especia lly since we are expecting a second in september. luckily i have a second job at this point." hospitals will cary on at normal capacity and patients can access the hospitals as they would normally. the previous walkout cost allina $20 million in temporary labor costs. hermine has caused a third death
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30-year- old michael woodrum was trying to remove a tree that fell on a south carolina highway when a car hit him. hermine also caused the deaths of a north carolina semi-driver and a florida homeless man. another go at giving people in linn county some more green. county supervisors are heading back for another vote today to possibly raise the minimum wage. its here is a live look at
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meteorologi us now with your first alert forecast. plan on another breezy and warm day. storms will be knocking on the northwest door later today and into the
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the amount of heat present. a few storms northwest of waterloo will carry the gusts as well. overall, the weather pattern will be very active for the next 36 hours with heavy rain the main risk going into wednesday. rainfall totals over 2" still appears possible over the northern half of the region. by thursday morning, the rain is gone and off to the east with our next cold front coming in here on friday. this front will also bring a rain chance with it. this weekend will be great, and the iowa/iowa state game will have ideal weather conditions saturday night with a kickoff temperature in the upper 60s. today: a chance of storms in the afternoon. the highest chance is in the northwest. warm and muggy. wind: sw 10-20. high: 89 tonight: storms become likely. heavy rain possible. wind: sw 5-15. low: 70 tomorrow: orms likely. heavy rain is possible, espeally late in the afternoon through evening. high:
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as a second vote on a possible minimum wage hike comes today, workers spent labor day celebrating equality. how union workers celebrated proposal. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's ---. good morning! here's a live look
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congress returns to washington d-c today from a 7-week recess. a major issue is the zika virus -- paying for treatment...and trying to contain the virus. linn county supervisors are taking their second of three votes to raise the minimum wage today. a dubuque county woman is fighting for right to die legislation in iowa. she has terminal cancer -- and has already beaten the odds of survival. repair work has closed the bridge over the iowa river on hi students at cornell college are discussing places in the world in need of healing during a new weekly event. they plan to do it every tuesday before classes. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news
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has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on another breezy and warm day. northwest door later today and into the night. heavy rain is possible out of any storm given the amount of heat present. a few storms northwest of waterloo will carry the risk of a few strong wind gusts as well. overall, the weather pattern will be very active for the next 36 hours with heavy rain the main risk going into wednesday. rainfall totals over 2" still appears possible over the northern half of the region. by thursday morning, the rain is gone and off to the east with our next cold front coming in here on friday. this front will also bring a rain chance with it. this weekend will be great, and
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kickoff temperature in the upper 60s. today: a chance of storms in the afternoon. the highest chance is in the northwest. warm and muggy. wind: sw 10-20. high: 89 tonight: storms become likely. heavy rain possible. wind: sw 5-15. low: 70 tomorrow: storms likely. heavy rain is possible, especially late in the afternoon through evening. high: 84 tom. night: storms likely. heavy rain is possible. low: 65 today linn county supervisors will hold a second vote on whether or not to raise the minimum wage. last week, supervisors voted four to one to raise it. supervisors laid out a plan to raise the wage to 8-25 an hour starn then in january 2018 and 2019, the county would boost it each time by a dollar, topping out at 10-25 an hour. supervisors will have to vote a third time to make it official. that's slated for next monday. union workers are pushing linn county to move forward with the plan. "there should be a minimum wage, and not just a minimum wage, but a living wage. so the proposal by the linn county supervisors is a good proposal, and the hawkeye area labor council and our unions are standing behind that proposal." dozens turned out for the
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yesterday. it was a celebration of the hard work behind better working conditions. tonight lee county supervisors, in the southeastern most tip of iowa, will consider raising the minimum wage. they will discuss a request from a group supporting the increase at their meeting. five iowa counties have either approved or are considering raising the wage. today a native american tribe in north dakota will ask a federal judge to temporarily stop work on part of the pipeline that is set to go through iowa. the standing rock sioux tribe wants a temporary restraining order on the company building it, dakota access. the texas based company wants to build the bakken oil pipeline to move crude oil from fields in north dakota to refineries in illinois. it would go through 18 iowa counties along the way. the tribe says it is trying to prevent destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites. this has led to many protests in north dakota. if granted, the order would stop construction while the judge
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which he'll rule on by friday. a dubuque county woman who's dying of cancer is leading a new fight to create a "right to die" law here in iowa. earlier this year, four members of the iowa senate introduced a bill called the "iowa death with dignity act". the bill stalled in the senate human resources committee, never making it to the floor for debate. a similar bill had a similar fate in 2015. kcrg-tv9's dubuque bureau chief katie wiedemann introduces us to the woman behind this latest effort. wishes for a long, healthy life. but a rare form of cancer is changing all that. "the life expectancy of my cancer is 4 months to two year. i was told i have a 20 percent chance of making it to 5 years. this is my 5th year. " she's been through clinical trials and has been doing back to back chemo therapy for the past two years. she says her doctors say the cancer will eventually kill her. a slow and painful death she doesn't want her family to watch. "i don't feel they should have to go through that and have their last memory of me in that state. i don't want them to see that. "
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law-makers to pass what she calls "death with dignity" legislation. the group wants iowa to have a law similar oregon's law......that would allow iowans who have less than 6 months to live due to terminal illness to take a doctor prescribed pill to immediately end their own life. "this is not assisted suicide, assisted suicide is when a physician or someone or yourself take your own life. i am not taking my own life. my disease is taking my life. my disease is killing me. " but mark schmidt from the catholic archdiocese of dubuque say suicide. "it is physician assisting a suicide. it's not really compassionate, because that doctor is not entering into the suffering with the person. it's not really dignified because that person is worth more than offering them death immediately. " the archdiocese says terminally ill patients should instead rely of hospice or palliative care. and while schmidt says this is a religious issue, he believes the government should be involved. "it takes financial advantage by insurance companies and medical professionals who'd rather do the suicide instead of
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politics shouldn't mix when it comes to the terminally ill. "it's not up to law-makers to decide what is religiously right or religiously wrong for me. i am the one with the terminal disease. i am the one who is dying, therefor i am the one who should have the choice and the decision on how i die. " and as the reality of her pendi, gibbs finds herself wishing f m else. a painless, peaceful death. "to be able to have my family at my bedside were i can have a peaceful saying goodbye to everyone, and slip away peacefully. that's my wish. " a wi live to see come true. in dubuque county katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news. gibbs and her group meet once
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lawmaker support of the death with dignity act. the next meeting is tonight at 6 at the luther manor club house. trying to avoid i-380 between north liberty and swisher by taking highway 965 over the iowa river is not an option. construction on the bridge today -- and the road will be closed for months. road crews are fixing the bridge after engineers found structural issues earlier this year. work is expected to wrap up at the end of november. the county is paying less than half of what it expected to repair the bridge. last month, county supervisors
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dollars with cramer and associates, a company out of grimes. the county had expected bids to come in at about 2 million dollars. tonight you can see high school volleyball on kcrg 9.2. city high plays at iowa city west. our coverage starts at 7. you can also see it live on kcrg,com. the presidential candidates traded a long holiday weekend for cross-county campaigning. hillary clinton hit the quad cities, taking part in several labor day activities, while donald trump spoke up next... this morning's weather wise question. meteorologist kaj o'mara is up
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plan on another breezy and warm day. northwest
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the amount of heat present. a few storms northwest of waterloo will carry the risk of a few strong wind gusts as well. overall, the weather pattern will be very active for the next 36 hours with heavy rain the main risk going into wednesday. rainfall totals over 2" still appears possible over the northern half of the the rain is gone and off to the east with our next cold front coming in here on friday. this front will also bring a rain chance with it. this weekend will be great, and the iowa/iowa state game will have ideal weather conditions saturday night with a kickoff temperature in the upper 60s. today: a chance of storms in the afternoon. the
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wind: sw 10-20. high: 89 tonight: storms become likely. heavy rain possible. wind: sw 5-15. low: 70 tomorrow: storms likely. heavy rain is possible, especially late in the afternoon through evening. high: 84 tom. night: storms likely. heavy rain is possible. low: 65 thanks kaj. the rising waters of the
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the rising waters of the
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some dubuque families. when miller park officials hope to dry out and reopen. stay with your 24 hour --. today the presidential
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candidates are back out trying to persuade more voters to cast a ballot for them and their cause. for democrat hillary clinton, she'll attend a rally in tampa florida today, one day after making a stop in the quad cities. she met with people at the the 49th illinois yesterday -- across from bettendorf. earlier in the day, clinton and her running mate tim kaine made a stop in cleveland. they let supporters know how important their votes are. ohio is one of those critical swing states. " just look at the facts, educate yourself, your friends and your colleagues because the kind of bluster and wild claims that he makes about everybody and everything don't stand up to any scrutiny." " republican donald trump also
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speaking to voters in cleveland. the republican and his running mate mike pence talked with union members. trump said america's manufacturing jobs are quote "going to hell." he blamed the obama administration for allowing companies to move jobs to mexico. he also lashed out at the proposed trans-pacific partnership calling it "a catastrophe", and had this to say about obamacare. " donald trump/ preside two jobs because of obamacare. obamacare is forcing people -- you think of it -- real wages -- 18 years ago, you were making more money than you are now." " today trump will make stops in virginia beach, virginia and greenville, north carolina. his running mate, mike pence, will make stops in missouri -- springfield and suburban st. louis. new this morning... a man is dead after he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a creek. the iowa state patrol responded to the crash on w-14
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morning. investigators say 32-year- old omar flores from calmar was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene. a man is accused of murdering his girlfriend in davenport during a fight. 55-year-old thomas james lopez of davenport... now faces a first degree murder charge. police say on wednesday, lopez slapped, choked and pushed her, and at one point, she fell back and hit her head on a window sill at a home on davenport's west side. 37 year old melissa lewis died of her injuries prosecutors already charged lopez with domestic abuse and willful injury. tonight the waterloo city council is set to vote on a plan to relocate the city's dump for yard waste. they're considering whether to build a drop- off and composting facility in the 2700 block of independence avenue. right now, the facility sits on easton avenue. the vote comes after the u-s army corps of engineers said the existing facility is affecting waterloo's levee system. in dubuque, flooding from the
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ground is heavily saturated and other parts of the park have standing water. the city is hoping to reopen the park for the dragon boat races, which start friday. we have our first finalists of the year for kcrg-tv9's student of the month. we'll start in iowa city with emily halverson, a senior at west high school. she's 17, and the co-captain of the volleyball team with a class load that includes college courses. she rearranged her senior schedule so she could continue vo next, another senior, mercedez fay, from cedar rapids washington high school. the 17 year old already has her c-n-a, or certified nursing assistant, license and is working on her rn. she strives to exceed expectations - from herself and others - in everything she does. rounding out our list is holly rubin , a freshman at oelwein high school. she has a busy schedule for a 14 year old, with band, choir, swimming and community theatre. she's also a grand representative for the international order of rainbow for girls.
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kcrg-dot-com slash student of the month. you have until friday to vote. we'll announce our winner on monday and feature our student at the end of september. now for our morning mugshot. gymnasts,get your best handstand and cartwheel ready. iowa gym-nest is joining clubs across the globe in celebrating national gymnastics day. on friday, september 16th, the gymnastics school is inviting the community to stretch their limits with a variety of fitness activities. participants can go to the iowa gym-nest location in co evening. all are invited for the free games and activities. for more information, call
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now have less than a month to fund the federal government and prevent a shutdown. some of the pressing issues they face include how to fund the battle against the zika virus. the highway 965 bridge over the iowa river in johnson county closes today. the bridge failed an inspection earlier this year. construction to secure the bridge for full traffic is expected to last into november. now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj plan on another breezy and warm day. storms will be knocking on the northwest door later today and into the night. heavy rain is possible out of any storm given the amount of heat present. a few storms northwest of waterloo will carry the risk of a few strong wind gusts as well. overall, the weather pattern will be very active for the next 36 hours with heavy rain the main risk going into wednesday. rainfall totals over 2" still appears possible over the northern half of the region. by thursday morning, the rain is gone and off to the east with our next cold front coming in here on friday. this front will also bring a rain chance with it. this weekend will be great, and the iowa/iowa state game will have ideal weather conditions saturday night with temperature in the upper 60s.
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northwtwarm and muggy. wind: sw high: 89 tonight: storms become likely. heavy rain possible. wind: sw 5-15. low: 70 tomorrow: storms likely. heavy rain is possible, especially late in the afternoon through evening. high: 84 tom. night: storms likely. heavy rain is possible. low: 65 we certainly hope your is off to a good start. good morning america is next. and we'll be back with a local news update in about 20 minutes. also make sure to join us at eleven for the kcrg- tv9
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good morning, america. dead heat. donald trump takes a lead in a new poll this morning as he battles clinton in a fight for ohio. both candidates in cleveland, ramping up their campaigns in the swing state. clinton suffering a coughing fit on the stump. but still taking a swing at trump. >> every time i think about trump i get >> his campaign immediately hitting back. >> i don't joke. she jokes. look at the deal she's made. >> david muir sits down with both candidates and their running mates right here on -- >> good morning, america. the cdc and pediatricians out with a major headline about flu vaccines and nasal sprays. dr. ashton joins us live. an abc news exclusive. chris brown speaks out this

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